Date set for QC referendum

  • May. 16, 2008 5:00 p.m.

It’s official-the water system referendum in Queen Charlotte will be held on Hospital Day, Saturday June 21. The referendum, demanded by villagers last fall, will determine if the village can borrow up to $900,000 to move the intake pipe on the Honna River from below to above the old dump. With the vote in June, there’s a good possibility work can be done during the ‘fisheries window’ in August, according to Andrew Yeates, QC Village Administrator. “We have a good chance as long as things hold tough with the window and the design work works with DFO,” he said. If it doesn’t, that part of the project will likely be delayed for a year.Approving the borrowing will almost double the cost of water to the just-under 400 water users, from $15.90 per month to $31.65If voters turn thumbs down, the intake will be built below the dump, as previously planned.The referendum will be for those living in the area served by village water. Voters must be 18 years of age or over, have lived in BC for six months before June 21 and in Queen Charlotte for 30 days. On June 21, the vote will be held in the legion. Two advance polls will be held at the village office on June 11 and 16.

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